Professor discusses study into psychological impacts of COVID-19 pandemic
When COVID-19 began spreading across the globe, six professors came together to launch a study about the psychological and social effects of the crisis.
Damian Stanley, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at Adelphi, is part of that group. He joined News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen to discuss the psychological impacts of the pandemic, and answer viewers questions.
For the study, the team of professors invited a random sample of 1,500 people from across the country to take the survey.
The team is looking at an arrange of measures that look at:
-Psychological variables, like anxiety, depression and loneliness;
-Social variables, like who do you trust, how are your biases against different social groups changing overtime;
-And COVID-19 related variables, like are you wearing a mask, has anyone around you been sick, have you lost your job.